Amaranthus dubius is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is frost tender. It is in leaf from April to October, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen. The name Amaranthus dubius was first published by Martius () without diagnosis and description, so it has to be considered invalid. Amaranthus dubius is a weedy plant widespread throughout the humid lowland tropics. It originates from tropical America, where it is common in the Caribbean.

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In the Bantu-speaking regions of Uganda it is known as Doodo [5] and is commonly cut very finely and cooked amarantus onions and tomatoes or sometimes mixed with a peanut sauce. From a nursery, the grower obtains up to plantlets per m 2 for transplanting. Called the ‘C4 carbon-fixation pathway’, this process is particularly efficient at high temperatures, in bright sunlight and under dry conditions[]. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Flora of Ecuador, dubiis Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 75—6.

Take a photo and post a sighting. The product is dark green and tender but its taste somewhat neutral.

Amaranth responds to high rates of organic fertilizer. Synopsis of subgenus Amaranthus Amaranthus, Amaranthaceae in Venezuela. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 59 4: Description Top of page Annual herb, cm tall, glabrous or sparsely pubescent in distal parts. Microbial and parasitic contamination on fresh vegetables sold in traditional markets in Hue City, Vietnam, Journal amaranhtus Food and Nutrition Research2 An extensive alien plant inventory from the inhabited areas of Galapagos.


If uprooted, the vegetable can be kept fresh for some days by putting it in a basin with the roots in the water. Your help is appreciated. Vegetative development is fast. It is not common to add potash.

Amaranthus dubius

Year ISBN Description A terse guide, giving reasonable detail on the more common leaf crops and brief information on a wide range of lesser known plants. It is cultivated in many countries, especially in Africa, but it can be difficult to know whether its presence in a country is only as a cultivated plant or as a naturalised plant. Charles Darwin Foundation, Cytogenetic studies in Amaranthus. Cultivated types of Amaranthus dubius differ greatly from weedy types; the amarnathus are larger, more erect and more succulent.

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Caterpillars Hymenia recurvalisSpodoptera lituraHeliothis armigera and sometimes grasshoppers are the most harmful pests.

It has both green and red varieties, as well as some with mixed colors. For more information about QR Codes click here.

Amaranthus dubius early flowering due to dry However, especially in tropical Africa it is widely naturalized and cultivated and could compete with other cultivated plants, causing amarantgus reduction in agricultural income see for example Costea et al.

It is also listed as invasive in Cuba and on several islands in the Pacific Ocean Oviedo Prieto et al. Yet in germination trials with vegetable types, germination was stimulated by darkness.


Leaves arranged spirally, simple, without stipules; petiole up to 8.

Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Rather small, but very nutritious, it can be ground and used amaanthus a powder. Flowering may start 4—8 weeks after sowing. Heavy metal health risk assessment and microbial menaces via dietary intake of vegetables collected from Delhi and national capital regions peri urban area, India.

Amaranthus dubius Spleen Amaranth PFAF Plant Database

Dicotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness A. Robertson subgenus Amaranthus section Amaranthus to house A. The emergence of the seedling takes place days after sowing. Canadian Journal of Botany, Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. The grain amaranths and their relatives: Germination is usually rapid and good if the soil is warm[]. Rainfall Regime Top of page Uniform.

Amaranthus dubius (spleen amaranth): Go Botany

No statistical data on production are available. Canadian Journal of Botany Mosyakin and Robertson, Full Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Amaranthus dubkus. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

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The weed flora of Montpellier La flore adventice de Montpellier. Global Biodiversity Information Facility.